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the journey- mary oliver

2 Aug

emotions and stress have a way of piling up and effecting how you view life and this world in a way. i’m beginning to see that when life is emotional and stressful for me that i take it out on the people i love the most. which is such a common, and yet terrible thing for people to do. there’s something so horrid about beating up the people you love for no reason.
i’ve also noticed that i am a frequent viewer of the bad things in my life…an annoying little habit i picked up from an ex-friend of mine…something i’m trying very hard to rid myself of. looking at the bad portions of life and excluding all the good is unhealthy and unfair.
i sat here this morning pondering what was going on in my head over the last few days and how i could combat the emotional rollercoaster (with lots of ups and downs, although much less fun) that was turned on inside my head. my morning cup of coffee, a little gentle folk music and a conversation with a good friend can often work wonders on storms of the mind. so i wrote a letter to myself about all the stupid things that are going on and how i need to relax.
within these words i found a calming inner peace in knowing that although life is never perfect and life is often unfair, it always evens out in the end. we are never given things in life that we cannot conquer without a little determination, motivation and guidance. And so with those notions of advice i’ve decided to take a fresh look at the world around me and how i’ve been going about things these last few weeks. maybe just maybe a new outlook, a little coffee, and a little help from the people i love will make this rough patch all the more smooth.



7 Jul

this summer is continuing to shape up nicely. i’ve begun reading again something my ambition has been lacking to do. i’ve been cooking delicious foods. i’ve been having adventures below the bridge. and i’ve been discovering things about friendships, love, and consideration that i’ve never before looked so deeply into and most of all i’m learning about people, myself included.

my favorite way to live my life is in a constant state of learning and discovery. from taking the time to notice a new flower to learning how to knit a complex scarf. if i have not learned something new i feel my day is lost. but, just partaking in this life and in this world teaches you new things everyday. my favorite thing about life is people. i love them. all of them, even those who drive me nutters.

people are such a unique an interesting thing. watching people interact with each other amazes me and makes me smile. and even though i have such a love of people, i also realize that some people will always be cruel, angry, judgemental and lost people. those people are sometimes the ones we love the most, because we feel as people we can help and change them we can guide them. it doesn’t always work that way, but the beauty about people is that there will always be someone there to try and help out a situation. i love human kindness in all it’s simplicity from helping a little boy find his mother at the grocery store to babysitting for the neighbor during an emergency. human kindness is often lost to our own selfish desires but, little examples like this amaze me and strike up my faith in humanity.